Adorable , Pascual H.
DLSAA Distinguished Lasallian Awardee
Coming as he did from Gapan, Nueva Ecija, a region known as the rice bowl of the Philippines, PASCUAL H. ADORABLE (HS '34) was expected to take up agriculture in college. In-stead, he opted for a religious life. After La Salle, he immediately en-tered the San Jose Seminary of the Jesuits in preparation for the priesthood. He was a novice of the Society of Jesus from 1936 to 1938, then studied the humanities for the next two years at the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Quezon City. He received his BA in education at Berchmans College in Novaliches in 1943, just as the Pacific War was coming to an end. He spent his regency at the San Jose Seminary which, at this time, was located on Pedro Gil (formerly Herran) Street in the suburb of Santa Ana. In 1947 he left for Maryland, U.S.A., where he enroll-ed at Woodstock College and received his licentiate in theology. There he was ordained a priest on June 20, 1948. He served at Our Lady of Martyr's Tertianship in Auriesville, New York up to 1952. After his return to Ma-nila, Adorable was asked to organize the Philippine Jesuit Aid Association, in which he was active for the next 23 years. This association promotes vocations and solicits funds to support the Jesuit scholas-tics studying in the Society's novitiate. Aside from running the Association, he was appointed Superior of La Ignaciana Community in 1964, and in 1982 was named ad-ministrator of the Mirador Jesuit Villa in Baguio City. He holds retreats for the laity and the religious, and heads the healing ministry of the Quezon City charismatic center. (La Salle: 1911-1986 by Carlos Quirino)